eSports Entertainment Group (EEG) is expanding rapidly. After recently making their application for a New Jersey sports betting license ahead of esports becoming legal in the Garden State, two of Massachusetts’ leading sports franchises (both owned by Kraft Sports and Entertainment), the NFL’s New England Patriots and Major League Soccer’s (MLS) New England Revolution have agreed to terms to make EEG their official eSports tournament provider through a multiyear deal.
Tennessee legal online sports betting has roared out of the blocks and has become an outstanding success since it first went live on 1 November 2020. Until the end of January 2021, the Volunteer State had already taken $130.8 million in betting handle, while $118.2 million had been paid back to the state’s bettors as winnings.
After voters in South Dakota found for sports betting in last November’s referendum, the state’s lawmakers have now finalized their debate and ironed out the details of what the Mount Rushmore State’s sports betting model will look like.
Virginia has welcomed legal online sports wagering with open arms as in just its first 11 days of operation, 21 to 31 January 2021, the state’s sportsbooks took $58.9 million in sports bets. At that rate, over the course of Virginia’s first 30 days, the state could see over $150 million wagered.
Former Baltimore Orioles legend shortstop, third baseman, holder of the MLB consecutive games record of 2632 and Hall of Famer, Cal Ripken Jr. has joined the DraftKings team as a special adviser to its board of directors, just like another former great, NBA superstar, Michael Jordan. The move comes at a great time for DraftKings and baseball betting fans alike with the 2021 spring training season just begun and betting now open.
Shortly before his untimely death early last month, Sheldon Adelson, multi-billionaire casino franchise owner and GOP megadonor sent a tribe of lobbyists to Texas in order to begin to lobby the Lone Star State’s lawmakers to begin to seriously consider introducing casinos for Texas and coming along for the ride would be legal online sports betting. It’s seems that move is beginning to yield its first fruit as the Lone Star State’s lawmakers consider what could become Sheldon Adelson’s legacy – legal Texas Sports betting.
Sneaking up on the United States’ two largest sports betting handle states of New Jersey and Nevada, the Keystone State of Pennsylvania started 2021 on the best possible foot. PA’s online sportsbooks are celebrating an excellent January, recording the state’s first-ever monthly handle result in excess of $600 million, and in doing so, became just the third state to break the $600 million sports betting handle barrier.